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It is normal for blood pressure to change nearly every time you take it, regardless of the time of day. The most important reading would then be the...
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Systolic blood pressure is the highest force of blood against the walls of the artery when the heart contracts or squeezes blood into the blood...
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Diastolic blood pressure is the pressure of blood against the walls of the arteries when the heart relaxes between beats. It is the bottom number...
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Get your own blood pressure machine, either a manual one or a high-tech, electronic one. Take your OWN blood pressure and keep a careful log...
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Hi, Ideally, we should all have a blood pressure below 120 over 80 (120/80). This is the ideal blood pressure for people wishing to...
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It means that you have an elevated diastolic blood pressure that may need treatment should it persist. It is important to get several BP readings...
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I don't know anything about your father, but that is a good blood pressure reading. Blood pressure readings do fluctuate so some additional...
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Great question! Blood pressure control can be helped by lifestyle changes, along with medications.You don't say how long you've been taking...
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I can see why you would ask this question. It seems like a very logical solution, doesn't it?However, I would not advise doing this. First of all...
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The Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure has classified blood pressure measurements...
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To my knowledge, no one has invented an internal blood pressure monitor, nor do I think there would be a use for something this invasive. Do you want...
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The body has mechanisms to alter or maintain blood pressure and blood flow. There are sensors that sense blood pressure in the walls of the arteries...
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You can't. You need to buy an inexpensive blood pressure machine, or go to the pharmacy for a free blood pressure check.
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This is normal.  Blood pressure is usually higher when standing up as complared to lying down or even sitting.  The body works harder when...
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Your blood pressure would be classified as High - Normal. A blood pressure consistently at or above 140/90 would be considered to be High Blood...